Innovation Award Framework
Innovation Awards are by invitation only.
We support innovative, boundary-pushing research, that advances our vision of ending autoimmune disease worldwide.
The Innovation Award Program provides $100,000 CAD awards for research projects. Recipients who demonstrate significant progress may receive additional year(s) of support.
Through Innovation Awards, we embrace unconventional opportunities. The result could be a breakthrough finding for the field
2018 Innovation Award Recipients
Dean Tantin, PhD, for his research on the genetic and pharmacological targeting of OCA-B in autoimmunity.
Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, PhD, for his research on generation of tissue-specific regulatory T Cells for adoptive immune tolerance.
Fotini Gounari, PhD, and Khashayarsha Khazaie, PhD for their collaborative research on the mechanistic insight into de-regulation of inflammation and immunity by Tregs and microbiota.